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This article was archived on 5/28/2014

Highlights from this week's City Council meeting - May 22

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Councilor Lakin and the Tulsa City Council presented EMSA with a proclamation for National Emergency Medical Services Week. The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS:  Emergency medical services is a vital public service, and EMSA has provided high-quality, advanced life support care and ambulance transport service to the citizens of Tulsa for the past 36 years; and

WHEREAS:  EMSA's highly skilled, dedicated paramedics, EMTs and emergency medical dispatchers - along with the Tulsa Fire Department's medical first responders - stand ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and

WHEREAS:  Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

WHEREAS:  EMSA, its first responders and hospital-based emergency medical professionals have fine-tuned their responses and care to achieve one of the nation's highest cardiac arrest survival rates within the Tulsa community; and

WHEREAS:  Members of Tulsa's emergency medical services safety net engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills in order to meet our citizens' need

NOW, THEREFORE, we, The Tulsa City Council, do hereby designate May 18-24, 2014, as

National Emergency Medical Services Week

IN WITNESS THEREOF, we hereby set our hands on this Twenty-second day of May, Two Thousand and Fourteen.